Associate General Counsel, Structured Finance / CLO's Attorney

New York Life Insurance Co   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 102 days ago

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Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating documentation relating to formation, warehousing and issuance of collateralized loanobligations (CLOs), for which our investment managers serve as the collateral manager.
  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating documentation relating to structured finance transactions, including commitment letters, note purchase agreements, security agreements and intercreditor agreements.
  • Advising investment professionals on transaction terms and deal structuring issues, as well as identifying and assessing risks in transaction terms.
  • Advising on secondary trades, amendments, consents and restructurings.
  • Overseeing external counsel.
  • Working with other company attorneys, as well as Compliance, Risk, Accounting and Tax professionals, on issues relating to CLOs and fixed income investments.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD and admission to the NY Bar are required.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience working as a structured finance/CLO attorney with a law firm and/or another asset manager is required.
  • Expertise in finance and lending transactions is required.
  • Working knowledge of collateralized loanobligations and structured financeinvestments is required.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills, excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Willingness to learn new areas of the law is required.
  • Proven record of managing multiple projects while meeting deadlines is required.
  • Familiarity with transportation asset-backed securities, equipment lease and other operating asset financings is preferred.
  • Familiarity with New York insurance laws regarding investments is preferred.
  • Familiarity with riskretention compliant warehouses is preferred.
  • Familiarity with floating rate loan and high yield bond credit documentation is preferred.
  • Familiarity with LSTA documentation is preferred.
  • Experience with asset management, including familiarly with the Investment Advisers Act, is preferred.

General Profile:

  • Recognized expert within the company.
  • Influences strategy to address internal or external business and regulatory issues.
  • Proactively identifies and solves the most complex problems that impact the management and direction of the business.
  • Contributes to the development of functional strategy.
  • May lead multidisciplinary projects.
  • Stays abreast of regulatory issues that have an impact on the business.
  • Proactively identifies and solves complex problems; uses innovative methods to think beyond existing solutions.
  • Has responsibility for making and driving significant decisions that impact strategy and performance of our CLO businesses.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.